Protesters clash with police in Egypt's Alexandria

The armed forces told Egyptians not to gather in groups and to observe an curfew, police used teargas and live ammunition against the demonstrators

Protesters clash with police in Egypt's Alexandria

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria on Saturday despite a call by the army not to congregate after days of anti-government protests.

A Reuters witness said the police used teargas and live ammunition against the demonstrators demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's rule. He said the death toll in the city since Friday had reached 20.

"30 bodies taken to a Cairo hospital"

Thirty bodies were taken to El Damardash hospital in central Cairo between 1 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday during the protests calling for the ousting of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, a hospital source said on Saturday.

She said two of the dead were children, one aged seven, the other aged four.

The armed forces told Egyptians on Saturday not to gather in groups and to observe an curfew that was imposed in a bid to end protests that have gripped the country calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's rule.

"The armed forces are appealing to citizens not to stand in groups and to abide by the curfew," state TV reported, adding that violators would be subjected to "legal procedures."

Reuters

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